Courses

NURS 302. Pathophysiology (3)

Prerequisite: Approval of faculty advisor. This course provides an understanding of complex pathophysiologic processes as a basis for safe and evidence-based nursing management of common disease processes across the lifespan.

NURS 303. Professional Nursing (3)

Preparatory: Admission to Nursing Program; Completion of Lower Division writing requirement. Focuses on the practice of professional nursing, critical thinking, therapeutic nursing interventions, nursing process, advocacy, humanistic approach to the treatment of human beings, selected bio-psycho-social and nursing theories, spirituality, communication, information technology, role change, values, culture, and oral and written communication skills. Regular written …

NURS 306. Supportive/Educative Nursing Systems (3)

Application of nursing knowledge and skills in self-care agency with individuals, families, groups, communities and populations. Content includes theories and principles of learning, teaching strategies and methodologies, teaching resources, and evaluation of instruction as applied to the development of nursing systems in the nursing process. Regular written assignments and oral presentations required.

NURS 307/L. Health Assessment in Self Care Agency and Lab (2/1)

Corequisite: NURS 307L. Recommended Corequisite: Admission to SNCP or RN-BSN program. Provides skills in complete assessment of individual health in using bio-psycho-social-spiritual-cultural concepts. Includes nursing assessment through all developmental stages. Emphasis on self-care agency. On-campus supervised lab practice and application of concepts from NURS 307 in self-care agency. Passing grade must be earned in both …

NURS 308. Family Systems Nursing (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to BSN Program and NURS 303. The focus of this course is on nursing care of families. Family nursing theory and research is applied to Orem-defined units of family nursing practice individual self-care agents, dependent-care dyads and family units as wholes. Emphasis is on health/safety promotion and disease prevention, including assessment of individuals within …

NURS 310. Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice (3)

Prerequisite: MATH 140 or equivalent. Historical, philosophical, and ethical aspects of nursing research and its relationship to nursing science, theory and practice are included. Knowledge of the research process is developed. Emphasis is on retrieving, critiquing, and synthesizing best evidence as a foundation for delivery of safe, quality, patient-centered care.

NURS 315. Pharmacology and Self-Cafe Agency (2-2)

Prerequisite: Admission into the Accelerated BSN Pathway. This course examines the principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics for major drug classes as they impact self-care of the individual. Assessment and management of the therapeutic and toxic effects of pharmacological interventions are emphasized.

NURS 318/L. Introduction to Professional Nursing (3/4)

Introduction to the practice of professional nursing, including critical thinking, assessment, therapeutic nursing interventions and communication. This course explores related models and theories, professional roles, nursing process and use of nursing skills to promote self- and dependent-care agency of individuals. Bio-psycho-social-spiritual, cultural and developmental considerations included. Lab: Supervised clinical lab provides opportunities for role development …

NURS 319. Effective Communications in Professional Nursing (2)

Course explores concepts and theories of human interaction as they relate to nursing. Includes principles, processes and techniques of effective individual and group communication as they relate to promotion of self-care and dependent-care agency. Supportive-educative nursing system as an intentional caring process is emphasized.

NURS 321/AL. Adult/Aged Medical-Surgical Nursing (4/8)

Course surveys selected medical-surgical conditions and age-specific health considerations as they relate to the nurse’s role in promoting self-care and dependent-care functioning of adult patients. Planning, implementing and evaluation interventions based on systematic data collection and analysis. Lab 1 (Adult Med-Surg Nursing) Supervised clinical laboratory provides opportunities for role- and skill-development and application of knowledge. …

NURS 321BL. Nursing Care of Older Adult: Clinical Laboratory (1)

This course surveys selected medical-surgical conditions and age-specific health considerations as they relate to the nurse’s role in promoting self-care and dependent-care functioning of adult patients. Planning, implementing and evaluating interventions based on systematic data collection and analysis. Lab 1 (8) (Adult Med-Surg Nursing) Supervised clinical lab provides opportunities for role- and skills-development and application …

NURS 426. Nursing Systems Issues and Ethics (3)

Preparatory: All 300-level Nursing courses. Deals with issues arising within the community, the health-care systems and the profession of nursing that influence self-care agency and the development of nursing systems. Discusses ethical aspects of providing therapeutic self-care. Regular written assignments required.

NURS 427/L. Dynamics of Nursing Leadership and Leadership in Nursing Lab (3/2)

Prerequisites: All 300-level Nursing courses; NURS 426. Corequisite: NURS 427L. Focuses on the function of the professional nurse as self-care agent through leadership, administration and change. Presents theories of group dynamics, leadership, organizations, planned change, power and conflict as they apply in the nursing unit. Regular written assignments are required. Lab: Application of self-care agency …

NURS 428/L. Community and Population Health Nursing and Lab (3/2)

Prerequisites: All 300-level Nursing courses; HSCI 488; NURS 426. Corequisite: NURS 428L. Development of community health nursing role in disease prevention and health promotion among diverse populations in community and public health settings. Focus on population-based nursing practice, including health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention across the lifespan of diverse individuals, families, and communities. …

NURS 430/L. Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing: Clinical Laboratory (2/1)

Focuses on the unique role of the professional nurse in assessing, promoting, maintaining, restoring and evaluating the self-care and dependent-care functions of persons with actual or potential altered mental health processes. Topics include selected theories of human behavior and current knowledge of psychiatric/mental health nursing care, psychopathology, psychiatric treatment, psychopharmacology, environmental management and influences of …

NURS 443/L. Nursing Care of Children and Clinical Lab (2/1.5)

Prerequisite: All 300-level courses in the Accelerated BSN Pathway. Corequisite: NURS 443. Focuses on professional nurses role in assessing, promoting, maintaining, restoring and evaluating the self-care and dependent-care agency related to children with actual or potential altered health. Includes age-specific health considerations of newborns through adolescents within the interactional context of family and environment. Theories, …

NURS 444/L. Nursing Care of Childbearing Family (2/1.5)

Prerequisite: All 300-level courses in the Accelerated BSN Pathway. Corequisite: NURS 444. Focuses on the nurses role in promoting self-care and dependent-care functions of the multiperson unit of the child-bearing family. Emphasis is on assessment and management of the woman, baby and family during the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods. Includes both healthy and pathologic …

NURS 475. Principles of School Nursing Practice (3)

Preparatory: R.N. License. Recommended Corequisite: Admission to SNCP. Examines the roll of the school nurse in relation to current and accepted practices in school health programs as they pertain to the needs of school children and their community.

NURS 476. School Nursing Field Experience (6)

Prerequisite: All courses in SNCP. Supervised experience in public school nursing consisting of 180 clock hours of observation and participation working with master nurses at the elementary- and secondary-level. Meets the requirement for the Health Services Credential Authorizing Services as a School Nurse. An academic internship course. (Credit/No Credit only)

NURS 495. Advancing Professional Practice (1-1)

Prerequisites: All 300-level RN-BSN courses and passing score on the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam. Synthesis of learning and best evidence in assessment, design, planning, implementing, and evaluating improvements in nursing practice. Emphasis on using clinical judgment, critical thinking, communications, and knowledge of research, client values/preferences. Must be taken within last RN-BSN semester(s).

NURS 560. Theories of Teaching and Instruction in Nursing (3)

Prerequisite: Instructor consent. This course focuses on examining prominent theories of teaching and models of instruction that are applicable to the classroom, nursing skill laboratory and clinical education. Theoretical approaches classified as behaviorist, social interactionist and cognitive, as well as adult learning theories, are discussed and analyzed. Evidence-based research relative to nursing education is reviewed …

NURS 561. Teaching and Learning Strategies in Nursing (3)

Prerequisite: Instructor consent. This course focuses on providing mentored training in integrating evidence-based, learning-centered teaching and learning strategies. Students are teamed with faculty mentors in the classroom, skill laboratory and clinical settings to apply and implement learned teaching strategies under the direct supervision of faculty mentors. Special emphasis is made on integrating multiculturalism in teaching …

NURS 562. Curriculum Development in Nursing (3)

Prerequisites: NURS 560, 561; Instructor consent. Curriculum principles and strategies that incorporate accrediting nursing bodies curricular essentials are presented. Concerns associated with Associate, Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Degrees curricula are addressed and differentiated with reference to accrediting bodies curricular essentials requirements and with reference to certifying state regulators. Emphasis is placed on integrating the interplay …

NURS 563. Evaluation and Assessment in Nursing Educations (3)

Prerequisites: NURS 560, 561, 562; Instructor consent. This course explores various theories on assessments and evaluation, and examines important theoretical, ethical and practical issues in assessment, evaluations, measurement and testing in nursing education.

NURS 664. Faculty Role Development in Nursing (3)

Prerequisites: NURS 560, 562, 563; Instructor consent. This course focuses on examining models of the nurse faculty role and on analyzing strategies for effective teaching, practice, scholarship and service. Leadership is examined through the lens of a system framework for effective change and transformation.